PERFORMER Lutz Wiggert
DEBUT 1989

Simson is a bear character from Sesamstrasse, the German co-production of Sesame Street. Simson is Samson's cousin. They look very much alike, except for Simson's baseball cap, and their different colored shoes.

Simson was made from the previous Samson puppet. He appeared on Sesamstrasse during the 1990s, at about the same time that Rumpel and Buh were introduced as new characters on the show.

For the first few episodes that his name was mentioned in the 1980s, an "Opa Simson" ("Grandpa Simson") was only imagined by Samson and other characters doubted his existence, in a similar way to how Sesame Street residents only thought Snuffy to be a mere figment of Big Bird's imagination for a little over Sesame Street’s first decade.

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